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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 24, 2011 5:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

You know, there was a time such a post would have released a flood of self-flagellating drivel on my part...I think back on my first few yrs here, and have to laugh at all, really. And now? Well, I suppose I really don't have the patience for it all--or at least my lame attempts to placate everyone, and in my condition, my crankiness just comes through more and more.

I still like to think I am able to meet the majority of posters half way--but I suppose more and more it's half-way to my World-view or forgot it about it.

You, elb, BD and some others should probably be very frightened by that fact, eh? I mean, you really want to align yourself with the likes of a powerless former PM? Hmmm, the similarities to Winnie abound in this web-based farce, come to think of it. Perhaps it's just post Gallipoli, and I have decades to rebuild my image?

Nah--I am a little too tired out for that sort of long haul; post WWII? Only a few short yrs and I can be back on top, right?

;)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 24, 2011 7:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

I guess it can take a little while to establish some sort of 'identity' here - and of course there's every chance that the identity we have here is completely at odds with the identities we roll out for colleagues, family and so on. There's no obligation to set your identity in stone - either here or elsewhere. It's a rare person indeed, I'd venture, who is the 'same' to everyone he or she meets.

Even you and I have had to work towards the, as some would see it, cosy relationship we enjoy today. I'm sure you'll recall how we had to go off-forum to iron out a few differences and misunderstandings in the early days. It proved to be worth making that effort.

After all this time we both now realize that there are always two ways of looking at something - our way and the wrong way.

(Do I have to point out that that's a joke to avoid having humorless overly literal bozos jumping on my head?)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 24, 2011 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

Yeah, I think I worked a bit too hard at pleasing folks, early on, and lets face it, that became a self-reinforcing, feel good approach. On the other hand, I think that most posters hereabouts have a pretty fair sense of what makes me tick, what ticks me off, and so on...It being my first (and only) effort at communication via the web on a regular basis, it did take a while, as you note, to find my voice as it were, for good or bad (some of both, no doubt).

Jeeezz, enough with my self relective blather; in the "real" world I'll have to send along some more of our amazing floral oddities for you to enjoy...

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 25, 2011 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

So who is/was your Christine Keeler?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 25, 2011 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I guess you don't open doors for women either.

I better not touch that one!